It’s Year 47 for Sandy Claws run/walk on Siesta Beach By Hannah Wallace If you could summarize the holidays on Siesta Key with a single event, the Sandy Claws Beach Run might just be it.In a tradition that dates back to the 1970s, more than 300 festive-dressed athletes of all ages, including dozens of Santa […]
By John Morton Six new dedicated pickleball courts are now operating at the Siesta Key public beach. They sit alongside two existing tennis courts that will serve as tennis-only courts.The pickleball courts were made a reality by converting two other existing tennis courts, including the installation of new markings designed for pickleball play.All the courts […]
Brian Wigelsworth and Matt Long are a creative force By Hannah Wallace Of all the world-class artists competing in this month’s Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, none knows our famed quartz sand better than Brian Wigelsworth. And as much as anyone, he recognizes this sand’s potential for mind-blowing entertainment.A professional master sculptor […]
Snowbirds returning to the area will enjoy a boat outing hosted by Siesta Key Chapel. A Welcome Back Sunday Cruise luncheon will be held Oct. 29 on the Marina Jack ll Sightseeing Lunch Cruise. The narrated cruise features an enjoyable voyage around Lido Key and Bird Key, along with areas past the Ringling Bridge into […]
Six new pickleball courts are now open for use at Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Rd. They are free and operate on a first-come, first-use basis. Also, the existing tennis courts have been resurfaced. The project, facilitated by Sarasota County, began Sept. 18 and was completed Oct. 10.
Ready to hit the beach running? Sign up now for the 47th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run happening at Siesta Beach on Dec. 9. Register by Nov. 17 for the best price, and snag a long-sleeve performance event shirt and runner swag. Secure your spot today at https://loom.ly/yMCX-90.
About 300 athletes on 30 courts will compete in the annual Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association event on Siesta Beach on Oct. 7 and 8.Men’s and women’s teams battle on the 7th and co-eds and juniors on the 8th. Action begins both days at 8:30 a.m.Visit ssova.com for details.
The tennis courts at Siesta Beach closed for planned maintenance and improvements on Sept. 18 for an estimated three weeks. Improvements include installation of dedicated pickleball courts, new fencing, and resurfacing of existing courts.Alternate court locations can be found using the following links:Pickleball: bit.ly/47c1bDmTennis: bit.ly/3Yo5Iyv
The annual Casting for the Kids fishing tournament and family event supports families impacted by childhood cancer, helping them with medical bills, living expenses, and lost wages. It takes place Sept. 29 and 30. Visit castingforthekids.org for more information and to register for the fishing tournament, which begins Sept. 29. You can also volunteer, donate […]
The annual Amateur Competition at the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at Siesta Beach. Deadline to register is Nov. 8. Visit https://siestakeycrystalclassic.thundertix.com/events/214537 to register. Details about the event: Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Cost: Online registration ONLY Deadline: Nov. 8, 11:59 p.m. […]